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Preeclampsia; Pregnancy Complications; Angiogenic Biomarkers; Diagnosis; Risk Stratification; Women


This poster presents the results of a single-center prospective cohort study of 315 pregnant women who presented to George Washington University Hospital Labor and Delivery service with a clinical suspicion of preeclampsia between February 2007 and November 2011. Informed consent was obtained. Baseline demographic information and medical history was collected on each patient including maternal age, ethnicity, body mass index, tobacco and other substance use, gestational age, medical problems and obstetric history. Serum samples were obtained from each enrolled subject within 24 hours of admission, and sFlt1, PlGF and sEng ELISA assays were performed in duplicate by a blinded laboratory technician at the University of Massachusetts.


The study was funded by a Grant-in-Aid from the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area. Also, financial support was received from the Alpha Omega Alpha 2011 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship.

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